Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Linnean genus of aculeate hymenopterous insects, formerly of great extent, now restricted to certain social wasps and hornets of the modern family Vespidæ, as the common wasp, V. vulgaris, and the common hornet, V. crabro. See cuts under hornet and wasp. It at first corresponded to Latreille's family Diploptera, but is now restricted to forms having the abdomen sessile, broad and truncate at the base, metathorax very short and truncate, and the basal nervure of the fore wings joining the subcostal at some distance before the stigma. They are short-bodied wasps with folded wings, and are commonly known in the United States as yellow-jackets or hornets. Their nests consist of a series of combs arranged one below another, and enveloped in a papery covering. In tropical regions these nests reach an immense size, those of a Ceylonese species often measuring 6 feet in length. Twenty species occur in the United States and 14 in Europe. V. maculata of North America is the so-called
white-faced hornet, and is isotypical with the European V. crabro. The latter has been introduced into the United States, and occurs in New York, and New England.
- n. type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets
“Still highly offensive - as some smug little brat with docs and a vespa could only be ... fernald”
“I like how in France, being a baller means riding around on a vespa.”
“He should have said that all those pink paper scribblers, who can't even ride a vespa at 30 kph, should stick their pens somewhere more useful.”
“March 17th, 2010 - 11:44:25 AM i want this watch to be able to tell what time it is when i'm riding my vespa.”
“Everyone keeps saying that the bulldog is in reference to the bulldog in Paradise falls, it isn't it is the bobble head dog from wall-E See the beginning when he is collecting garbage, just before the Ratatouille vespa shows up.”
“I tried to be a helpful person and right a tipped vespa once.”
“I lived in an apartment complex with limited but unassigned parking, and some dude would park his vespa in an entire parking spot.”
“The Asian Giant Hornet, vespa mandarinia is a very large size wasp with a body length of 2.7 to 4.5 cm.”
“The amount of storage in the car is akin to something you'd find in a vespa scooter. in fact, the mini reminded me much of a scooter with an umbrella, or perhaps one for fat people.”
“In my opinion, the vespa crowd is the extremely lazy subset of the fixter crowd.”
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Words used to create the names of Pokémon, which are usually portmanteaux.
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